埼 means 'cape'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 2090   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-40    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 3 words   Used in 5 words   Used in 170 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   さい cape
Kun    さき cape   みさき
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One could envy Saitamans. Their prefecture has gorgeous mountains, acres of colorful flowers, icicle displays, and a whitewater river. One city is in a national park and has a Shrine of Wolves, plus maybe a “Mikado” connection. Another city, “Little Edo,” has lovely old buildings and “Candy Street.” However, Saitama is the butt of jokes, especially in a “dissing” manga that’s now a movie!
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Prefectures Preserving the Past
媛 埼 栃 阜
All four kanji pop up in prefecture names, so these essays take us through four prefectures with scenic mountains, castles, connections to famous writers, and charming old architecture. Find out which city is known as Little Edo for its historic buildings and its traditional-looking warehouses, and see which location is known as Little Kyoto because it has retained its original appearance. Learn where traditional A-frame-like houses dominate the landscape, and discover a cultural theme park that re-creates the Edo era.
⿰   ground; earth   strange  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 埼 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 埼 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
さい : 4 words FIND ALL
Saitama prefecture (Kanto area)
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さき : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form:
small peninsula
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2017  Key to Kanji:

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さい cape   
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キ    strange, curious   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
カ    good, possible, approval   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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